Playdough mats are an easy way to grow kids’ imaginations, develop fine motor skills and teach important skills like counting and the ABCs. This roundup of 100 free playdough mats includes some of our favorite finds from across the web.
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PRO TIP: Be sure to laminate the mats or slide them into a sheet protector before playing to keep the playdough from sticking.
In the mood to for an afternoon of crafting? These hands-on playdough mats will keep the kids designing and decorating for hours.
Decorate clothes and add silly faces to people. // Picklebums
If your kids are in an animal kind of mood, give them these farm yard mats. // Prekinders
Give butterflies, ladybugs and flowers a little pizzaz. // Itsy Bitsy Fun
Decorate a pavlova cake. // My Little Bookcase
Set up a crafty playdough bakery.// Prekinders
Literacy Playdough Mats
Talk about hands-on literacy! These mats make learning phonics and sight words fun for kids.
Work on digraphs like CH-, SH- and TH- .
Print a copy of these 26 playdough mats – one for each letter of the alphabet – and help kids begin learning letter sounds. // This Reading Mama
Practice writing common animal words like dog, cat and pig. // Making Learning Fun
Math Playdough Mats
Whether you want to work on numbers, shapes or time, there are plenty of options that will make learning more motivating.
Practice counting and number formation with a batch of bright and colorful cupcake counting mats.
Add apples to a tree and ten frame.
Let kids count the number of playdough chocolate chips they add to their cookie mat. // Coffee Cups and Crayons
Teach children about shapes with these free shape playdough mats. // Life Over Cs
Practice telling time by moving hands on a clock. // This Reading Mama